August 21, 2011: The nation commemorates the 28th death anniversary of former senator Benigno Aquino Jr. Sadly, until now, the mastermind of the assassination has yet to be identified, defrosted or buried.
Former Senator Benigno Aquino Jr. was assassinated 28 years ago. If Ninoy were alive today, the 500-peso bill would look dull.
Forty years ago, also on August 21, nine people were killed and 90 others were injured when the campaign rally of the Liberal Party in Plaza Miranda was bombed. Or as Communist leaders would secretly call it, “a success.”
On August 23, the country marks the first anniversary of the Manila hostage crisis. To refresh your memory, eight Hong Kong Chinese nationals were killed on that fateful day by the hostage taker who was fatally wounded. Among the survivors were 12 tourists, 1 travel guide, 4 Filipinos, Alfredo Lim, Rico E. Puno, and all of DILG.
A year ago on August 23, eight HK Chinese tourists were killed by a dismissed Filipino cop. It came to be known as the Manila hostage tragedy. Or as Manila Vice Mayor Isko Moreno would say, “my finest moment.”
Survivors and relatives of those who were killed in last year’s Manila hostage crisis are in the country to mark the first anniversary of the tragedy. They are expected to visit the site of the carnage. As a security measure, no Filipino cop will be allowed to go near the area.
Malacañang had said that President Aquino would not meet with the survivors and families of those who were killed in last year’s Manila hostage tragedy. The victims’ relatives were considerate though. They said they’re willing to meet anyone from the Philippine government – except for Edwin Lacierda.
Reports say the Moro Islamic Liberation Front has splintered into five factions making it the most fragmented group in the country today. In close second is the Aquino Cabinet.
Reports say Sen. Joker Arroyo has called on the government to remove former President Arroyo from the immigration watch list. People are shocked. They were like, “Senador pa pala si Joker Arroyo?!?”
According to a new study, every hour that you watch television after the age of 25 shortens your life by 22 minutes… fueling rumors that Imelda Marcos and Juan Ponce Enrile do not have TV sets at home.
The Superstar’s Status
Asked about the status of her relationship with (live-in partner) one-time rapper and one-time actor John Rendez, Nora Aunor said they’re “just friends.” By the way, the Superstar just turned 18 last May 21.
“In order to be a diplomat, one must speak a number of languages, including doubletalk.”
~ Carey Williams
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1986: Usain Bolt was born. His mother labored for only 9.58 seconds, the fastest in history.
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